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Dec'16

Introducing Students to Text-Based Robot Programming

The first time that you introduce students to text based robot programming can be overwhelming for novice programmers. When they look at the code they see different colored words that they may or may not understand. The words are grouped in ways that initially have no rhyme or reason. The …

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06

Dec'16

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

Happy Computer Science Week! Computational Thinking (CT) has been identified as a new basic skill that all kids should develop. Most teachers, including myself, never formerly studied computer science or computational thinking and so it takes a bit of our personal time to decipher what this means to me as …

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26

Oct'16

Honda Robotics Competition

Honda North America is having a new contest where STEM students can win a visit from Honda Robotics products including ASIMO! They are looking for robotics or engineering students to do a video, photo or essay detailing how they think the world will be affected by robotics by the year …

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06

Aug'15

VEX CORTEX Trainer: Competition Programming

The latest chapter within the VEX CORTEX Video Trainer Curriculum is now available … Competition Programming! Located in the Engineering Section, this chapter includes lessons designed to help students prepare their programs for a VEX Competition. Some of the lessons you’ll learn within this chapter includes: Creating a Competition Legal Program with the …

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21

Jul'15

RSOL with SHARP Team 3260 – New Video!

First off, WOW! We can’t believe it is almost the end of the July. Time flies when you’re programming robots! How’s the Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) going for you? Have a favorite challenge or chapter? Let us know on our Facebook page! We are really excited to have SHARP Team 3260 from …

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27

Jun'15

RSOL with SHARP Team 3260 Ep. 1

The Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) is underway and tons of users are learning how to program all summer long. We are really excited to welcome SHARP Team 3260 from Pittsburgh, PA to the RSOL team as they share their first episode with this user-interest created series. Have a question about a challenge …

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15

Jun'15

Robotics Summer of Learning Starts Today!

  Our Robotics Summer of Learning (RSOL) opens today! This summer, students have the opportunity to learn how to program virtual robots using a FREE copy of Robot Virtual Worlds where they can program VEX IQ or LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 virtual robots. All RSOL courses are self-paced with e-mail support available at rsol@cs2n.org. Sign …

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11

Jun'15

The Robotics Summer of Learning is Back!

We are proud to announce the return of our Robotics Summer of Learning program! This summer, students have the opportunity to learn how to program robots, earn a programming certificate and badges, and play with cool software for FREE! We will provide all of the software and training materials at no cost …

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21

May'15

Droids Robotics – FLL Razorback Invitational Recap

The Droid Robotics are back with an update on their latest competition! —————————————————— Last week, our Pittsburgh-based robotics team (Not the Droids You Are Looking For) attended the First LEGO League (FLL) Razorback Invitational. The FLL Razorback Invitational is a 72-team invitational, championship tournament that was held from May 14-17, …

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Apr'15

Pittsburgh Area – May Madness Info!

We are excited to announce the Sarah Heinz House May Madness event for 2015! This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 2 at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. This Year’s Game: We will be using the VEX IQ Highrise game. Both VEX IQ and LEGO robots can compete! We …

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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